10 Oct 2012

BioMed Central, in conjunction with its journals Malaria Journal and Parasites & Vectors, hosted the second malaria conference “Challenges in Malaria Research: Progress Towards Elimination” in Basel, Switzerland from 10 – 12 October 2012.

Delegates from 42 countries gather to hear Internationally renowned speakers present their insights into malaria elimination, including social science and policies; Artemisinin resistance; new drugs; vaccines; diagnostic challenges and vector controls. Cape Verde, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan and Mauritius presented their experiences in malaria elimination to launch the series of Case Studies on Malaria Elimination from WHO and the UCSF Global Health Group.

Meeting abstracts are available here 

The poster prize donated by Sight & Life was won by Marta Maia of LHSTM and Ifakara Health Institute with Corine Demanga of McGill University as runner up.